The summer may still be in full swing, but the autumn is coming, and with it, cooler weather. When the seasons change, it’s time to prepare your HVAC system for fall weather. Proper HVAC maintenance will ensure that you are getting the best possible value and performance from your heating and cooling systems all year round.
Here are some tips to help you prepare your HVAC systems for the fall season:
- Replace your air filters
Replacing your air filters is always a good idea as it helps to maintain the optimum air quality in your home and keep your family healthy. Summer debris includes pollen and dust, which can build up on your filters and make cold and flu season even worse. You can do this yourself or your HVAC technician will do it as he is conducting a more thorough maintenance check. Clogged filters can make your HVAC systems work harder than they ought to and will shorten their lifespan.
- Test your systems in advance
It’s always a good idea to do a little test run on your heating systems before they are going to be running all the time. The best way to do this is to set your thermostat a few degrees higher to engage your heating system. See if the system can rise quickly to the temperature you set. If it takes too long, if it does not come on, or if it is unable to achieve the heat, you should call a technician right away to diagnose the problem. If it works like a charm, that’s great – but be sure to test it a few times over the course of a couple of days to be sure it’s reliable.
- Schedule professional seasonal maintenance
No matter what type of unit you have, whether it’s a heat pump system or a multi-function heat and A/C unit, it will need a little seasonal TLC. Heading into the colder season when your HVAC systems are not operating at their peak will impact their energy efficiency and their longevity. Waiting until the last minute isn’t a good idea either as you don’t want to get caught without comfort when the weather takes a nasty turn.
Handy tips to reduce your energy bills this fall
If you are looking for ways to reduce your energy bills, there are many things you can do:
- Install smart thermostats. This will allow you to control your heating system from a mobile app or from a touchscreen interface in your home. Many smart thermostats support zone heating as well, which means you only have to heat the areas you use most.
- Schedule your seasonal maintenance now. Before the snow flies in Denver and before you really need the cozy comfort that your heating system provides, call the N.A.T.E. certified experts at Summit Heating & A/C to schedule your seasonal HVAC maintenance. We will perform all needed seasonal tasks, such as replacing filters, cleaning your ducts, and inspecting your heat exchanger to ensure everything is working as it should.
Need more information? Reach out today. Summit Heating & A/C is the number one in-home comfort in Denver and we’d love to count you as one of our satisfied customers.